What does it mean to live - and work - in harmony with your ethics, your values and your activism? What can we do to accelerate a culture shift towards a more regenerative paradigm, and...how do we do it whilst paying the bills?!
Exploring money and the economy, passion and burnout syndrome, activism and entrepreneurialism, The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast is setting sail and hoping to spark a unique conversation around how we - as activists and seekers of change - can tip the economy in our favour.
That's what this channel is all about. Starting with the movements I know about - such as permaculture and co-operatives in Britain - I hope to explore far and wide across the globe and span many different approaches to regenerative design and practice, finding unique and intriguing ways of making a regenerative livelihood at every turn.
Join me, it'll be a laugh.
Stewarding the Land and Regenerating Ecosystems With Heritage Cows, with Nikki Yoxall
Nikki takes us through her journey from teaching at agricultural colleges in England to running a small farm based on Holistic Management principles in Scotland, creating community and regenerating ecosystems along the way. She also gives us a peek inside what is coming up soon for The Wee Mob!
Nikki Yoxall - https://www.grampiangraziers.co.uk/
Visit Hodmedod's for 15% off all food products with REGEN15 at checkout - till end of April
Designing a Trauma-Informed Livelihood for Ecological Regeneration
In today's short episode, I'd like to bring up the issue of mental health in the activist world and broader environmental movement. Let's talk about mental health and how it impacts on our activism, on purpose-driven enterprises and on the way we go about designing and deciding towards a more regenerative livelihood in service toward social and ecological justice.
Designing your death and a livelihood with permaculture - Kt Shepherd
Kt Shepherd was an experienced hill Farmer and Palliative Care Nurse for many years, until everything went wrong...she took a Permaculture Design Course! Kt takes us through her journey from abandoning a PhD in End of Life Care, to supporting LGBTQ people to plan better deaths, to redesigning her livelihood with permaculture.
Visit ktshepherdpermaculture.com for artwork - 3for2 for TRL listeners!!
Small & Slow (Then Grow)
Join Finn for another episode reflecting on some of the symptoms of Too Many Ideas Syndrome (TMIS), this time focusing on bringing awareness to patterns of thought (with potentially quasi-colonial origins) that may be tripping you up when imagining your ideal regenerative livelihood idea.
Big thanks as always to Mike Love for his song Permanent Holiday.
Find Your Focus
Finding it hard to focus on a particular cause? Unsure whether or not you are effectively serving your cause?
This can be a regular feeling for activists and purpose-driven entrepreneurs, and it is a feeling that can be disabling and disorientating. Finn shares one particular framework he finds useful to find focus and also to explore the root of a particular passion or cause to which you have created an attachment.
Regenerative Supply Webs with Hodmedod's Josiah Meldrum
Josiah Meldrum is a co-founder of Hodmedod's, a side hustle gone wrong that now keeps him and many others in more than full-time employment.
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Currently listening to back to back episodes as part of the observation phase of my own new regenerative livelihood design. So much inspiration and knowledge base in these conversations, and Finn’s freindly, humorous and honest communication style adds a really accessible dimension to this podcast channel. Very much recommend for permaculture practitioners and ethical entrepreneurs alike.